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Rising water level in rivers pose grave threat to Dhubri district

By Correspondent

Dhubri, July 1: With the water level in all the rivers and its tributaries rising at a fast rate, the flood situation at the district has already started affecting many households and heavy erosion is being reported.

As per the flood bulletin, Dhubri water resource division on Thursday morning stated that the water level of Brahmaputra, Gadadhar and Gangadhar, throughout the district was rising. The district recorded 32.4 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

At the time of filing this report, the Brahmaputra is nearing its danger level and is flowing at 27.67 metres and the Gangadhar is flowing at 28.58 metres, when their danger level is at 28.62 metres and 29.94 metres, respectively. The water level of both the rivers is expected to rise.

As per Flood Reporting and Information Management System, heavy erosion has been reported in the Golakganj area. According to the report a Cremation ground and its nearby areas at Ward No:1, Golakganj Revenue Town Block-1, have been washed away on Wednesday because of erosion that took place due to rapid rising of the water level at Gangadhar river. The report also stated that a total 18 bigha land has been eroded.

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